Sunday
Jul032016

JULY SPECIAL ENTRY: SUMMER VACATION!

Consistent with many other Nevada State Garden affiliate Societies, CSSSN will be taking a summer break for July and perhaps August. Many people are enjoying vacations and summer fun. Therefore no meeting is planned for July 7. During July, one of the most striking events will have concluded by July 3. The CSSA show and sale at the Huntington was attended by at least three of our members. I hope to be able to share more than just a photo or two from the event. When some of the photos are shared on social media, they will be passed along to you. Enjoy your hot summer here in Las Vegas. I look forward to seeing you if not in August, September for sure.

Saturday
May212016

JULY SPECIAL ENTRY ON BEHALF OF CSSA: ANNUAL SHOW & SALE AT THE HUNTINGTON  

51ST ANNUAL SHOW SALE CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY OF AMERICA HUNTINGTON LIBRARY & BOTANICAL GARDENS

  • Dates:   Friday,   Saturday   &   Sunday,   July   1-3,   2016   
  • Location:   The   Huntington:   1151   Oxford   Drive,   San   Marino,   CA   
  • The   Botanical   Center.   Contact   626-405-2100   
  • Show   &   Sale   Hours:   Sale:   Friday   &   Saturday   10:30am-4:30pm;   
  • Sunday   10:30am-4:00pm   
  • Show:   Saturday   10:30am-4:30pm;   Sunday   10:30am-4:00pm   
  • Show   Set-up:   Thurs.   June   30th,   9am-1pm   
  • Enter   Plants:   Thurs.,   June   30th   1pm-6pm   &   Friday,   July   1,   10:30am-4:00pm.   
  • Judging   starts   at   5:00pm   Friday   
  • Auction:   Items   need   to   be   registered   by   3pm,   Saturday,   July2   
  • There   will   be   a   Silent   Auction   during   dinner   and   a   Live   Auction   (30   items   max.)   after   dinner.   Auctioneers   will   decide   placement   of   items:   2   items   per   person/business   marked   as   donation   or   split.   
  • Dinner:   Dearmore   BBQ:   $25   per   person.   Mail   checks   made   out   to   CSSA   to:   
  • Bonnie   Ikamura   –   8400   Bleriot   Ave.   Los   Angeles,   CA,   90045   
  • Reservations   must   be   made   &   paid   for   by   12noon,   Sat.   July   2   
  • Teardown:   Sunday,   July   3,   4:00pm   

Be sure to pick up a Show Schedule & Index from your CSSA Club Affiliate at your next club  meeting if you interested in entering plants in the Show or in the Auction.   

All   Cactus   &   Succulent   Club   members,   CSSA   members,   vendors,   volunteers   or   show  participants   need   to   wear   their   club   badges   AND   a   special   CSSA/HBG   pass   that  reads   “   Annual   CSSA   Show   Participant”   to   enter   the   HBG   for   free.   If   you   are   a  HBG   member   this   doesn’t   apply.   Please   obtain   a   pass   from   your   CSSA   Affiliate   at  your   club   meeting   or   contact   Barbara   Hall,   Show   Chair   before   the   event.  We   are  not   permitted   to   hand   out   passes   at   the   HBG   entryway.   There   are   opportunities  to   participate/volunteer   in   this   year’s   show,   even   for   a   couple   of   hours   in   the  showroom   or   sales   areas,   hospitality   (food)   area,   information   table,   holding   area,  welcome   table   at   the   HBG   entry   &   setup/teardown.   All   participants   receive   a   show  T-Shirt   as   a   thank   you.      

 See you at the Show! Barbara Hall, CSSA Show Chair Email:  lbcjhall@aol.com   Phone:   818-368-6914

Saturday
May212016

JUNE SPECIAL ENTRY ON BEHALF OF CSSA: DENVER...MID-STATES CONFERENCE IN JUNE

 

Spring is quite busy for gardeners of all different kinds of plants. If you can catch this event, you won't regret it! Top notch speakers, weather and surroundings. Send me pix for the website! At this time, best way to get more details is by contacting the resources mentioned on the flyer at the right.

Saturday
May212016

CSSSN June 2 Meeting: Change of Events

Members check your emal for details. Garden Club Building at Lorenzi Park will be "dark."

Thank you.

Wednesday
Apr272016

CSSSN May 5 Meeting: SNWA's Water Conservation Efforts + Crassulacea & Crassula

The meeting is Thursday, May 5, at the Garden Club Building on the west end of the revitalized Lorenzi Park property. The address is 800 Twin Lakes Drive, at the corner of Twin Lakes Drive and Washington. Enter the parking lot from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open to the public at 6:30 PM; (Board Members and Committee Chairs should be present at least by 6:00 PM). The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. SPEAKER WILL TAKE THE MIC NO LATER THAN 7:10 PM. 

This segment of our Education Series focuses on water conservation SNWA style. "Water Policy" is addressed by different, and sometimes multiple authorities in the Southwest. SNWA has many initiatives and policies. Many of these projects relate to new construction and development. These initiatives are proactive. There are many other programs in place that attempt to correct (reactive) what may have been done innocently, but now "wrong" in years gone by. This meeting will open our eyes to their policies and practices. Please make it a point to attend.

TOPIC narrated by Stephenie Thomas: About the Plant(s) of the Month: Family: Crassulaceae and Genera Crassula (please see May's Plant of the Month).